🏅U-22 JPAC : Chile men crowned Junior Pan American Champion
Photo Credit : Rodrigo Jaramillo - WorldSportpics / PAHF

Men – Final: Argentina v Chile (1-1 shoot-out 2-3)

A tough match, which at times had the Argentine team as leader in pressure and others both in favor of Chile. A long-awaited final that was accompanied by full of fans and hockey family who shouted and especially cheered for the local.

The goal for the local team took a long time to arrive and is that after three penalty corners in a row, the captain of Chile and goal scorer of the tournament, Andrés Pizarro, managed to score the 1-0.

The intensity was maintained until the last minute, just 3 minutes into the game Argentina reversed the disadvantage with a field goal from Tobias Viviana.

In shoot outs, the intensity did not drop between the two teams. And after the series of five shots, at 3-2, los diablos won with goals from Francisco Cerda, Benjamin Koster and Kai Gesswein.

With both teams classified for the Junior World Cup to be played at the end of the year, the junior team  of Chile  were crowned as champions of the Santiago 2021 Junior Pan American Championship.

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